Embracing (t)hug life: Part hood. Part good.
I'm Elizabeth Jayne Liu.
People tell me all the time that I'm amazing. And by "people," I mean my daughter, Cal. It's probably because she gets to live in my home rent-free and I birthed her (so she owes me), but I think it's because I'm fucking awesome with a microwave and a glue gun.
I turned 30 in September 2010. That might not seem like much to you, but I'm pretty proud of myself. After becoming a single teen mom at 19, I spent my 20's mothering, loving, drinking, crying, partying, yelling, working, sighing, pacing, moving, scrimping, saving, shopping and dancing.
Now, at the age of 32, I have an amazing family and a great life.
My daughter, Cal, is kind and generous. Obviously, I'm a good mom.
My husband, Harv, is freakishly patient. I fully expect him to snap like a crispy old rubber band one day, but until then, I will try his patience to the best of my ability.
Sometimes, I write for The Huffington Post. When I'm feeling especially thug, I give satirical advice on love, life, and assholes for Inside the Mind of a Ghetto Genius. My alias is Flo-Rich.
I started this blog to chronicle my 30th Birthday Project.
I've moved 20 times in 30 years. That includes 2 continents, 5 states and 12 cities.
I married my husband after dating him for just 18 days. Seriously.
I live in Los Angeles, CA.
I started a savings fund to buy a Taco Bell Gordita. Then, I got robbed.
Whenever possible, I try to refrain from pushing people in the face.
I gave up swearing once. It led to drugs.
photo by Bonnie Tsang